Historic Virgin Galactica Flight with 3 Italian Astronauts

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Historic Virgin Galactica Flight with 3 Italian Astronauts

Post by Vincent Biondi » Wed Jun 28, 2023 7:55 am

Hello All,
Tomorrow June 29 2023 at 11:00 AM from Virgin Galactic's Spaceport America in New Mexico, Galactica 01 will be Virgin Galactica's 1st commercial spaceflight!
The crew will consist of Virgin Galactica's Colin Bennet, along with a trio from the Italian Air Force and Italy's National Research Council, who will collect data for a number of scientific investigations during their flight.
Italian Air Force, Col. Walter Villadei is serving as commander for Italy's VIRTUTE 1 mission, which includes research being conducted for the Italian National Research Council (CNR). This will be Villadei's first spaceflight,
Lt. Col. Angelo Landolfi also hails from the Italian Air Force. Landolfi is a physician with a diverse medical background.
The Third member is Pantaleone Carlucci is joining the Galactic 01 mission from the CNR as a payload specialist and flight engineer.

Great day for Virgin Galactica and Italian Aviation and space exploration!!

https://www.space.com/virgin-galactic-f ... -meet-crew

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Re: Historic Virgin Galactica Flight with 3 Italian Astronauts

Post by Editor » Thu Jun 29, 2023 11:38 am

Nice to see Italians at the forefront of aviation, they're never too far behind any important trend.

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